Posts Tagged: Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Joseph Banks, transit of Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

On this day in 1769…

Captain James Cook, the Endeavour’s astronomer Charles Green and the rest of the men employed in observing the transit of Venus woke to fine weather and a clear view of the rare celestial event they’d traveled so far to see.

Joseph Banks, transit of Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

On this day in 1769…

Captain James Cook, the Endeavour’s astronomer Charles Green and the rest of the men employed in observing the transit of Venus woke to fine weather and a clear view of the rare celestial event they’d traveled so far to see.

The Great Southern Continent, Terra Australis, Cook's secret instructions, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Hints, secrets and the great unknown

With only a few days to go before the transit of Venus – the reason James Cook and his men voyaged to Tahiti in 1769 aboard the Endeavour – the captain was determined to do everything to ensure the operation

The Great Southern Continent, Terra Australis, Cook's secret instructions, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Hints, secrets and the great unknown

With only a few days to go before the transit of Venus – the reason James Cook and his men voyaged to Tahiti in 1769 aboard the Endeavour – the captain was determined to do everything to ensure the operation

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

Captain Cook, Joseph Banks, Venus, Pan, satyr, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The goat that sailed the world

In case you missed it, last weekend marked the annual John DeGroot Australian Goat Racing Cup, which takes place each year in the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to coincide with Labour Day celebrations. This year’s winner, a goat by

Captain Cook, Joseph Banks, Venus, Pan, satyr, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The goat that sailed the world

In case you missed it, last weekend marked the annual John DeGroot Australian Goat Racing Cup, which takes place each year in the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to coincide with Labour Day celebrations. This year’s winner, a goat by

Joseph Banks, Tahiti, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Joseph Banks – historical hottie

He may have died almost 200 years ago but the naturalist Joseph Banks is still hot, it’s official. The one-time global explorer and long-serving president of the Royal Society has been awarded a place in The Dashing Duchesses’ ‘Historical Hottie’

Joseph Banks, Tahiti, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Joseph Banks – historical hottie

He may have died almost 200 years ago but the naturalist Joseph Banks is still hot, it’s official. The one-time global explorer and long-serving president of the Royal Society has been awarded a place in The Dashing Duchesses’ ‘Historical Hottie’

Venus, transit of Venus, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Captain Cook, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A security breach at Fort Venus

On May 1, 1769, Captain Cook declared Fort Venus secure enough to bring the Endeavour’s most valuable cargo ashore Tahiti – an astronomical quadrant from the acclaimed mathematical instrument maker John Bird. A quadrant measures the latitude of celestial objects

Venus, transit of Venus, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Captain Cook, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A security breach at Fort Venus

On May 1, 1769, Captain Cook declared Fort Venus secure enough to bring the Endeavour’s most valuable cargo ashore Tahiti – an astronomical quadrant from the acclaimed mathematical instrument maker John Bird. A quadrant measures the latitude of celestial objects

Hibiscus, Tahiti, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, Natalie Waddell

The Queen of Tahiti

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of some 300 species within the Hibiscus genus, which in turn is part of the Malvaceae family of flowering plants. It is sometimes known as the Queen of Tahiti. It is one of many plant genera

Hibiscus, Tahiti, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, Natalie Waddell

The Queen of Tahiti

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of some 300 species within the Hibiscus genus, which in turn is part of the Malvaceae family of flowering plants. It is sometimes known as the Queen of Tahiti. It is one of many plant genera

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of